Elite Strides Hockey

Work hard, Work Smart, Enjoy what your working for

Elite Strides Hockey


Elite Strides Hockey is located on the second floor of the Robert Morris Island Sports Center 


Owner / Instructor Brandon Blandina

As a professional hockey player, the only thing I enjoy more than playing is passing on the knowledge and skills that I have developed over the years to the young players who have the same passion and desire for the game of hockey as I do.

  • 2 years experience at the professional level 
  • RMU NCAA D1 Volunteer coach 
  • Pens Elite Girls U14 Assistant
  • RMU NCAA D1 alumni 
  • Indiana Ice (USHL)
  •  RMU summer camp counselor


Instructor Jake Lydon

Jake is a local guy and grew up playing hockey right here in Pittsburgh. He played Prep School hockey at Shady Side Academy and went on to play Junior hockey in the EHL. Jake is currently a student at RMU and is majoring in fInance with a minor in accounting. Jake has been working with Marianne Watkins for over 3 years now sharpening his skills and developing himself as a prominent young coach at the RMU ISC.